Wall Speedwell - Veronica arvensis


Low to short, hairy plant usually erect 5 to 25 cm. Leaves triangular, the lower round toothed and short stalked. Flowers borne in leafy racemes, blue, small 2 to 3 mm in the axils of narrow upper leaves, and shorter than the calyx.

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Very small flowers in terminal racemes in the axils of bracts  (i.e a flower spike at the end of the main stem; no flower spikes in leaf axils where leaves join main stem); hairy; leaves usually toothed 


Dry, open habitats, walls, gardens.

When to see it

March to October.

Life History


UK Status

Common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 314 of the 617 tetrads.

In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, Frequent

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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